Nuclear Weapons

Public Interest Report: May 2015

05.29.15 | 1 min read | Text by FAS

Mind the Empathy Gap

by Charles D. Ferguson

The Risk of Nuclear Winter

by Seth Baum

Since the early 1980s, the world has known that a large nuclear war could cause severe global environmental effects, including dramatic cooling of surface temperatures, declines in precipitation, and increased ultraviolet radiation. How severe would those consequences be? And what should the world be doing about it?

Dual Use Research: Is it Possible to Protect the Public Without Encroaching Rights?

by Tosin Fadeyi

With the continued growth of scientific knowledge and technological development, awareness of the risks associated with the misuse of scientific knowledge and new technology has continued to increase significantly – especially in microbiological research.

Who was Willy Higinbotham?

by Julie Schletter

A compilation of letters by Dr. William Higinbotham, a nuclear physicist who worked on the first nuclear bomb and served as the first chairman of FAS.

The False Hope of Nuclear Forensics? Assessing the Timeliness of Forensics Intelligence

by Philip Baxter

Nuclear forensics is playing an increasing role in the conceptualization of U.S. deterrence strategy, formally integrated into policy in the 2006 National Strategy on Combatting Terrorism (NSCT).